Partnering students in higher education: What is preferred and less preferred

Ching Hei, K. (2015) Partnering students in higher education: What is preferred and less preferred. In: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, 16-17 July 2015, University of Durham, UK.


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This paper aims to uncover some areas of teaching and learning In higher education which students can contribute to and thereby, serve as partners. Twenty seven third semester undergraduate students from two core faculty courses offered by a public university In Kuala Lumpur consented to the participation. Ten open ended questions were given during class time and responses were written In English. A thematic analysis was used to analyse data which were then manually counted and categorized. Findings suggest that lecturers are still viewed to have some level of authority but students also viewed themselves as contributors. Where learning is concerned, students preferred a relaxing, informal, non-judgmental and interactive environment. Next students preferred lecturers with certain characteristics for they can impact on learning. Of the Issues to be negotiated, students preferred to be consulted on assignments, activities, deadlines, assessments and welghtage of marks. These findings imply that courses offered In undergraduate programmes should take in the views of students so that teaching and learning can be further enhanced to benefit both parties. KeyWords: partnering, higher education, students, teaching, learning

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Zaimi Izwan Kamarunsaman
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 03:50

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